Proposal would allow judges to fine Ohioans opposing park district actions

From and the Plain Dealer

The following article appeared on on Tuesday, April 18. Please read the entire article on and then return to this site to read about what you can do to stop this latest attempt to highjack our park districts for the personal benefit of the Judge, his cronies and contributors.

By Jackie Borchardt,
on April 18, 2017 at 4:25 PM, updated April 18, 2017 at 9:01 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Geauga and Mahoning County park district officials facing disgruntled citizens seem to have found a sympathetic ear at the Ohio Statehouse.

A proposed amendment to the state budget bill, floated by Republicans, would give probate court judges more power over park districts, including the ability to fine or penalize outside groups that “interfere” with a park district’s purpose or mission.

Rep. John Boccieri, a Poland Democrat, said the amendment would limit dissent from groups challenging board actions.

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